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"I'm disappointed and sad for my teammates": Plessis-Robinson's frustration on the verge of a feat

2023-12-09T18:47:20.469Z

Highlights: Plessis-Robinson (R1) lost (1-2) at the end of the match against Angers, leaders. The dream of a feat and a historic qualification for the round of 32, synonymous with the entry of the L1 clubs, has just passed. "I'm disappointed and sad for my teammates because I would have liked us to go further in the competition," says goalkeeper Walter Percevaux. "We faced an enterprising and well-organised team with a coach who offers very interesting things," says Angers coach Alexandre Dujeux.


Despite a good resistance, the amateur players of Plessis-Robinson (R1) lost (1-2) at the end of the match against Angers, leaders


When the final whistle blew, the disappointment was palpable among the amateur players of Plessis-Robinson (R1). Ten minutes earlier, while we are heading this Saturday to a penalty shootout between the Hauts-de-Seine club and the pros of Angers (leader of the L2) in the 8th round of the Coupe de France, the Robinson goalkeeper Walter Percevaux is guilty of a hand fault on an innocuous strike of Adrien Hunou.

The dream of a feat and a historic qualification for the round of 32, synonymous with the entry of the L1 clubs, has just passed. In the end, Angers won 2-1. On his way back to the locker room, the goalkeeper is comforted by his teammates and also his opponents. "Personally, it's hard to accept because it's a big mistake," says the man who works in the construction industry. Half a second of distraction and it's fatal for our position. I'm disappointed and sad for my teammates because I would have liked us to go further in the competition. But we have to raise our heads. The Angevins were very classy, it's nice. »

"We faced an enterprising and well-organised team with a coach who offers very interesting things. We were expecting a difficult match, we got it and we're very happy to have qualified," said Angers coach Alexandre Dujeux.

The 18-year-old striker, a student in Staps, has to revise his exams

In front of a thousand spectators and in torrential rain, the R1 (6th division) team held their own against the L2 leaders, who presented a largely reshuffled team (a starter had taken part in the match against Grenoble on Tuesday). The feat became possible thanks to a great start to the match symbolized by the goal of the youngest Louca Petiteaux, 18 years old. "I'm disappointed because we would have liked to face a L1 team in the next round, it was in the back of our minds," admits the Staps student at the University of Orsay. This match is still a great experience for the future. Competing against the pros, playing in front of my family and friends... It was fantastic! »

He continued: "I have my exams on Monday. I have to study tonight but I'm not thinking about that. We'll see tomorrow. At his side, Ousmane Sissoko appreciated the event at its true value. At the age of 34, he was playing his first 8th round with his beloved club where he started playing football at the age of 6. "We gave it our all and had fun on the pitch," said the defender, who works as a computer technician. I'm satisfied that we brought pleasure to the spectators, that they were able to vibrate during the match. »

On Monday, the amateur players will return to training with the aim of quickly staying in R1 (they are in 7th place with a game in hand). But they will remember this meeting. "We started this great adventure in June during the 2nd round in Villeneuve-Ablon and today we came close to a magnificent feat," said Julien Zenguinian, the coach since 2010. We are proud of the whole club who were able to mobilize to make a great celebration of football. And from a sporting point of view, we competed with Angers. It's still a very good Saturday despite the elimination. »

Source: leparis

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